• Radio Ga Ga - Australian Grand Prix

'Are you guys doing something wrong?'

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ESPN rounds up the best radio soundbites from the season opening Australian Grand Prix

"I'm doing a bad job on engine management. Keep pushing me."

Nico Rosberg shows his technical nous as he continues trying to find an edge on Lewis Hamilton during FP1.

"The clutch is still doing it. Are you guys doing something wrong or do we have a problem?"

Kimi Raikkonen suggests Ferrari go back to the drawing board during Friday practice.

"Someone crashed me!
"Ok Pastor. You got hit from behind."

Pastor Maldonado experiences the rare sensation of being totally blameless for a crash after ending up in the wall at Turn 1.

"Keep making life difficult for him Jenson."

Jenson Button is told to keep doing everything he can to keep the charging Force India of former team-mate Sergio Perez at bay in the opening stages of the grand prix.

"Come on, let's have him."

Red Bull may have struggled with Renault all weekend but Daniel Ricciardo's pit wall was determined not to go down without a fight. Unfortunately, the "him" was Felipe Nasr and the Brazilian rookie would stay in front for the rest of the race.

"Well done buddy, push!"

Sauber urges on Marcus Ericsson as the young Swede charges through the back of the field late on.

"How is the other car on fuel?"
"Sorry Nico, I can't give information."

Rosberg has a lapse of memory about the cut down on radio communications as he tries to find a way to cut the gap to Hamilton in front.

"Forza Ferrari!"

A buoyant Sebastian Vettel praises his pit wall after starting his Ferrari career with a solid drive to third.

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Nate is assistant editor of ESPNF1

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Nate is assistant editor of ESPNF1 Nate got his first taste of paddock reporting with British Superbikes and Moto GP in 2012. A stint in rugby followed before Nate, whose childhood hero was Michael Schumacher, found his way back to motorsport when he joined ESPNF1 as assistant editor in February 2014.